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31
Jul

Parenting During the “Back to School” Phase

The Importance of a Stable Living Schedule for Kids It’s “Back to School” for our children and while this time of year presents a transition for everyone, it also presents shifts in parenting responsibilities, especially for parents who live in different household and have time-sharing responsibilities for their children. Whether the children are young and starting school for the first time, or older and resuming their school life, there are new schedules, new teachers, and new opportunities for extracurricular activities, sports participation, and a variety of other activities that will need to be addressed. If you are a Dad living apart from your child or their mother, keep in mind how i ...

24
Jun

What Does “Equitable Distribution” Mean in a Florida Divorce?

What Does “Equitable Distribution” Mean? If you are beginning the divorce process in the state of Florida, you certainly have questions about how the division of assets and liabilities from your marriage will be handled. Florida operates under the laws of “equitable distribution” as the way that spouses divide their property and debts in a divorce. Equitable distribution means “fair” division, but does not necessarily mean “equal” division. While it may be possible for the parties involved in the divorce to come to a mutually-acceptable agreement about how assets and liabilities will be divided, in many cases, when an agreement can’t be reached, a judge will step in. Unfortunately, this of ...

12
Apr

Should You Date While Divorcing?

Each Situation is Unique, But Generally We Advise Against It This is a frequent question we receive from our clients. Since the circumstances surrounding each divorce are always so different, it is tough to answer definitively. However, taking into account all of the different scenarios we have encountered that include a third or even fourth party’s involvement, In Law We Trust, P.A. generally advises that during your divorce process you exercise a degree of caution and restraint with regard to dating. Even if you think the separation is amicable, most likely there are still unsettled emotions involved and you don’t know for sure how your wife will react. The last thing you need is to creat ...

16
Mar

How to Be the Best Dad You Can Be

Be the Best Dad You Can Be First of all, try not to agonize over how divorce will affect your children. There are many ways that you, as a dad, can help ease this transition. Being a positive role model is one of the most important things that you can do for your children, and while not always easy to do each and every day, especially during a challenging divorce, the results in the end are well worth it. If you're a father dealing with divorce, remember that you are needed by your children now more than ever. Traps to Avoid Make every effort to maintain healthy relationships with your children and try to continue to parent as you always have. Even though you will face hard conversatio ...

24
Jun

Dividing Property Debt During a Divorce

Start With an Appraisal of the Property One of the common challenges that many couples face during divorce is how to handle property debt or a mortgage associated with the family home. There are a few options about how to move forward, but first and foremost it is important to have an appraisal of the property for determining the current value, if there is any equity in the home, and if so, how much. The difference between the current market value and the amount of debt or mortgage on the property will determine the equity. Equity can be affected by the amount of the original down payment, any refinancing, home equity lines of credit, when the property was originally purchased, and how lo ...

06
Jun

How Are Bank Accounts Split in a Divorce?

How Do Courts View Separate Bank Accounts in a Divorce? There are many misconceptions about the division of property during a divorce, and some of those misconceptions have to do with the division of bank accounts. You should be aware that the name on a bank account doesn’t necessarily dictate who will receive those funds. The divorce court judge will determine whether the funds are joint property or one spouse’s separate property by applying Florida state law. Not only with regard to bank accounts, but getting what is rightfully yours in a divorce, no matter whose name is listed on the asset, can be complicated. Consult with an experienced divorce lawyer regarding the protection of your fi ...

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